SEAT ON THE POPLAR BLUFF CITY COUNCIL UP FOR ELECTION
A seat on the Poplar Bluff City Council, as well as other city posts throughout Butler County, are up for election today.
Kit Skaggs and Lisa Armes Parson are both running for the Ward 1 seat on the Poplar Bluff City Council.
Voters in Neelyville will also be selecting an alderman today. Dana Blagg will be taking on John Knowles for the Neelyville Ward 1 Alderman position.
In Fisk, voters will choose between Jeff Ledbetter and Kristi Wilkerson for the councilman position representing Ward 1.
There is also a two million dollar bond issue to be decided today for Public Water Supply and Sewerage District #4 of Wayne and Butler Counties.
VOTERS TO DECIDE ON SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS TODAY IN BUTLER COUNTY
Multiple area school boards will be holding elections today in Butler County.
For the Twin Rivers School District, the candidates for two school board seats are Jeff Arnold, Bruce Goodrich, Gordon Lee Wright, and Dennis Whitlow.
In Neelyville, three people are running for two board seats, Donna Akers, Jack Stull, and Jill McGruder.
For the Naylor School Board, voters will choose two of Brent Day, Brian Cannon, and Jerry Cullison.
In the Doniphan School District, there are six candidates for the two board seats, Deborah Lathum, Robert Morrow, Riley March, Daniel Kellas, Denver Jackson, and Steven Ivy.
CITY OF FISK TO HOST PUBLIC HEARING TODAY
The City of Fisk has announced that they will be hosting a public hearing today.
Officials say the hearing is to discuss the city’s submission of an application for a Community Development Block Grant and the city is interested in obtaining all citizens’ input on community development needs within the city.
The city is proposing to repair the existing road bed, address settlement issues, and overlay and pave all or sections of various streets within the city. The project is estimated to cost approximately $300,000.
The public hearing has been scheduled for 5:30 pm this evening at the Fisk City Hall.
ONE SERIOUSLY INJURED IN PEMISCOT COUNTY WRECK
One person was seriously injured in a wreck yesterday in the Missouri Bootheel.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 26 year old Ryan Robertson, of Armstrong, Illinois, was driving on US Highway 412 in Pemiscot County when he struck the rear of another vehicle.
Officials say the wreck occurred at around 10:45 am.
Robertson suffered serious injuries in the wreck and was transported to a Tennessee hospital.
DELAYS POSSIBLE THIS WEEK ON HIGHWAY 60
Eastbound Route 60 in New Madrid County will be reduced to one lane with a 13-foot width restriction this week as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs.
Officials say the section of roadway to be reduced is located east of Route 61 before the Saint John’s Diversion Ditch.
Weather permitting, work will begin this morning at 7 am and the area will remain closed overnight. The work zone will be taken down on Thursday at around noon.
CULVERT REPLACEMENT TO CAUSE ROAD CLOSURE TODAY
Route D in New Madrid County will be closed beginning today so crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation can replace a culvert beneath the roadway.
Officials say the work zone will be located between Route UU and County Road 556.
Weather permitting, work will take place from 8 am to 3:30 pm daily through Thursday, April 4th.